MSI Big bang Fuzion (Lucid Hydra) review
MSI Big bang Fuzion (Lucid Hydra) review
The big deal about the Big Bang mainboard is that the board has that Lucid Hydra 200 chip that allows it to support multiple video cards of different brands and models at once. This in theory would allow you get the extra performance from your old video card and you new card even if one is NVIDIA and the other is ATI, The Hydra 200 is a real-time distributed processing engine that acts as an intelligent graphics load balancer.
Check out Guru3D's full review here.
Silicon Power Xpower DDR3 memory
Silicon Power announces the new Xpower DDR3 overclocking series memory module. Complete with dual (2GBx2) and tri-channel (2GBx3) packs, it is available in DDR3-1600, 1800, 2000, 2133 MHz variants.
Completely compatible with Intel quad-core Core i5 and Core i7 platforms, Xpower DDR3 modules use ?goblique groove manufacturing process?h and pure aluminum heat sink to resolve heat dissipation issues. In addition, Xpower DDR3 applies 1.65V to maintain high speed and stability to meet the needs of enthusiasts and gamers.
The oblique groove heat sink design of Silicon Power?fs Xpower DDR3 overclocking series increases the heat dissipation area of the heat sink and can provide up to twice the heat dissipation ability over standard heat sinks. In addition, the Xpower DDR3 series use 8-layered PCBs and new fly-by topology design for more efficient commands, addresses, control signals, and clocks signals. It also supports On-DIE Termination (ODT) to dramatically reduce unwanted reflection signals and maximize speed. Silicon Power insists on using original memory modules and FBGA packaging for better heat dissipation and accurate data transfer.
- Memory module type: Xpower DDR3 Memory
- Pins: 240Pin Long-DIMM
- Frequency: DDR3-1600MHz / 1800MHz / 2000MHz / 2133MHz
- ECC function: Unbuffer Non-ECC Memory
- Capacity: 4GB(2GBx2) / 6GB(2GBx3)
- Flash module spec.: 128Mx8 (bit) (single module capacity)
- Operating voltage: 1.65 V
- Cas Latency: 8 (1600MHz) / 9 (1800/2000/2133MHz)
- Warranty: Lifetime warranty
New generation of heat sink featuring ultra efficient heat dissipation
- Oblique groove heatsink to increase surface areas on top and bottom
- All aluminum heatsink for maximum heat dissipation. It effectively reduces up to 6~10 degrees under load. Fashionable gold alloy look for futuristic looks
Status / temperature
Windows XP in idle mode
CES: Iomega ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/07/2010 08:25 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Iomega will announce at CES their latest ScreenPlay device - the ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player. This feature-rich HD media player makes it a snap to browse through your home network for content that can be viewed on the TV, while incorporating the Roxio CinemaNow entertainment platform that allows consumers to buy or rent movies and access other premium entertainment right off the Internet in the comfort of your living room (or wherever else you decide to place the TV).
Featuring full 1080p high definition playback at 24fps and up to 1TB of storage space for your media files, the DivX Home Theatre-certified ScreenPlay Director HD Media Player also supports a range of the most popular codecs and file typs including H.264, WMV and MKV among others. Working with both PC and Mac platforms, the ScreenPlay Director is DLNA compatible and Wi-Fi ready as well. Interested? It will be out in the US later this month for $249.
WD worls on next-gen VelociRaptor to counter SSDs
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/07/2010 06:38 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Now it certainly is getting more serious ! DailyTech reports Western Digital is working on a next-generation VelociRaptor hard disk that will compete against solid state disks on capacity and price. WDC has decided that it is time for a refresh in order to push its capacity advantage further, and is currently developing its fifth generation Raptor.
It will also be a 10k RPM drive, but will utilize advances in areal density to achieve a 600GB capacity with two platters. The new drive will also have "a significantly larger cache", but our source won't specify whether it was 32MB or 64MB. The best part will be the pricing, as it will launch at close to the original launch price of the 300GB VelociRaptor. A new single platter 300GB version will follow later on.
CES: Mad Catz shows four new Cyborg mice
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/07/2010 06:36 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Mad Catz has introduced four futuristic-looking Cyborg mice, full details and specifications can be found over here. These new gaming peripherals will start shipping in Spring 2010, with prices ranging from $49.99 to $129.99.
Connect Your PC To Your TV Wireless
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/06/2010 02:24 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
Hooking your PC up to your living room TV isn
New Sony VAIO Z to get quad-speed SSD and backlit keys
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/06/2010 05:00 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Being a Vaio Z owner myself this certainly caught my attention. Sony's upcoming Z11 notebook could have one of the fastest notebook storage drives ever if the rumor is true that is.
Although the 13.1-inch notebook already promises to be fast through a regular 128GB solid-state drive, it's now believed by Engadget to be getting a "Quad SSD" that would emphasize speed. It would combine four SSDs in a RAID stripe and run extremely quickly, copying a 1GB file in just 4 seconds; a typical 5,400RPM hard drive takes 25 seconds.
The four-way technology would also contribute to sheer capacity as the Z would have either 256GB (4x64GB) or 512GB (4x128GB) of space. Besides the enhanced storage, the notebook may also be Sony's first in at least that line to get a backlit keyboard, reinforcing its image as an alternative to the 13-inch MacBook Pro.
Sony holds its CES keynote on Wednesday and is expected to unveil the new VAIO, along with a range of other models, at the same time as it readies the Z.
Logitech might be working on Android device
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/06/2010 04:57 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
Quite extraordinary, but not surprizing. Logitech's recent job postings suggest the company may be working on an Android-based device. The Freemont, California office is currently seeking a "super-star engineer" to join as an Android applications developer for an embedded Linux system. The prospective employee will help work on a user interface for web-based streaming media.
Although the listing does not provide many details of the upcoming product, the device is a project from Logitech's Digital Home Group. The offer does suggest, however, that the upcoming product is expected to hit the market "a year from now."
G.Skill Ultimate DDR3 Memory Modules at 2400 MHz
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/06/2010 04:39 AM | 0 comment(s) ]
G.Skill International, manufacturer of spiffy performance memory and high performance solid-state storage, has today released its ultimate DDR3. At 2,400MHz CL9 and 2,000MHz CL6, these ultra high frequency memory modules are available in standard 4GB (2GBx2) memory kits and are specifically tailored for Intel P55 chipset and LGA1156 CPUs.
The 2,400MHz CL9 memory modules are the fastest commercially available memory product in the world, allowing overclocking enthusiasts to reach unprecedented levels of performance to achieve the ultimate PC.
In addition, G.Skill has also announced a series of ultra low latency DDR3 2,000MHz memory kits, including an extreme CL6, followed by CL7, CL8 and CL9, which perfectly match current Intel Core i5 750 and Core i7 860, 870 CPUs.
To ensure reliability with performance, G.Skill has worked with performance mainboard companies to ensure the best stability and compatibility. All new G.Skill memory modules require the latest mainboard BIOS version for best results, and the compatible mainboard list is shown on product section in G.Skill's official website.
The upcoming specs are listed in the following from:
Wireframe Lamborghini Koenig Countach For £40,000
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/05/2010 02:22 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
Oh I was not talking about a 3D computer object. This literally is a 'real' wireframe model. It was originally created back in 2008, but Benedict Radcliffe is now hoping to sell his wireframe Lamborghini Koenig Countach sculpture for a mere
Samsung to sell ten million LED TVs this year
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/05/2010 02:16 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
Wowzers. I didn't know that LEDS is growing to become this popular. Samsung aims to nearly quadruple its sales of light emitting diode (LED) TVs in the global market to around 10 million units this year. In order to meet this goal, Samsung plans to expand its lineup of production models to eight categories, ranging from 19 to 65 inch screens, from the current three categories of 32-55 inch screens.
More than half of Samsung
VIA Single Chip USB 3.0 Hub Controller
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/05/2010 02:10 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
It's good to see VIA pop up in the news avery now and then. VIA will demonstrate USB 3.0 connectivity, the VIA VL810 SuperSpeed Hub Controller at CES. This device is touted as "the industry
CES: Atom D510-Powered Turbo NAS Servers from QNAP
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/05/2010 01:58 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
Over at CES QNAP Systems announced the debut of its new line of Turbo NAS servers, designed to take advantage of the latest Intel Atom dual-core processor, codenamed Pineview. The four new storage solutions have also been certified as compatible with VMware's vSphere4 (ESX 4.0) virtualization platform.
"QNAP's new Business Series Turbo NAS servers really mean business" Richard Lee, president of QNAP Systems, Inc. "This new series provides businesses of all sizes a solid foundation for their network storage needs and a host of business-critical applications," Mr. Lee added.
The new lineup, which includes the TS-259 Pro, TS-459 Pro, TS-659 Pro and TS-859 Pro models, has been designed to provide the performance enabled by combining a dual-core Atom D510 processor (1.6GHz) with 1GB of DDR2 RAM. The smallest of the series, the TS-259 Pro offers support for only two 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch SATA hard drives, while the TS-859 Pro model can be equipped with up to eight such drives.
"Businesses of all sizes require feature-rich NAS systems with scalability and interoperability to effectively manage data across the network," said Seth Bobroff, general manager, Intel Data Center Group
Arctic Sound E361
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/05/2010 01:50 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
A bit of an unusual move. Artic Cooling lately is extremely expanding their product range in well .. all kind of ranges.
ARCTIC COOLING is going to launch the first audio product line in the marketing in late Jan 2010. Earphones will be the starter and will come later on with Headsets, Speakers, etc. The name is called ARCTIC SOUND E361-WM.
Its unique aluminium chassis and large drivers deliver deep bass and precise highs right into your ear canals. The ultra-soft silicone caps in multiple sizes block most outside noise, giving you comfort fit and undisturbed audio experience.
MSI to show dual-screen e-book reader and 3D notebook
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/05/2010 01:31 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
We have setup an appointment with MSI on CES alright to check this out. Micro-Star International (MSI) is expected to showcase a dual-screen e-book reader and a 3D notebook at CES 2010, which will be hosted from January 7-10 in Las Vegas, the US, according to a Chinese-language Apply Daily report.
MSI's e-book reader will adopt Nvidia's Tegra processor and the company will also showcase a single-screen model at the show, the paper said. Hmmm ...
eVGA also making H55 and H57 motherboards
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/05/2010 01:23 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
Looks like eVGA is going really astray from NVIDIA with Intel based motherboard. Normally focussing on the high-end segment eVGA now seems to be working on the mid-range spectrum as well. eVGA will launch both H55 and H57 motherboards.
Both motherboards are equipped with a pci-e x16-, pci-e x4- and twp pci-slots. The H55- and H57-chipsets each offer six sata ports, another two ports you will get through a Jmicron-chip controller. Each motherboard has respectively 12 and 14 USB ports (2.), gigabit Ethernet and Realtek 8 channel audio. Furthermore you'll spot VGA and DVI connectors for usage in combo with a Clarkdale processor.
Check out the thumbnails.
CES: Cooler Master CM 690 II & CM 690 II Advanced
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/05/2010 01:14 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
Well, we've already shown you a picture on it a week or so ago but Cooler Master ofiicially intro's it's updated versions of the CM 690, the CM 690 II & CM 690 II Advanced.
The new version enhances the original CM 690 killer features with a seductive all-black interior, added capacity, superior cooling system and user-friendly design.
Full Tower Like Capacity
CM 690 II Advanced Edition Features
CES: Zalman at CES
By Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 01/05/2010 01:08 PM | 0 comment(s) ]
Over in the USA Zalman is prepping to release a couple of new products from the Pallazo in las Vegas. Guru3D will be traveling over there this week as well to cover CES btw. Zalman will show off the Z7 series chassis, CNPS10X Performa and the VF3000 series.
The first innovation Zalman presents at CES 2010 is the Z7 series. It is the first Zalman chassis series designed for general enthusiastic gamers that presents Zalman quality with reasonable price. The Z7 features a 120mm back fan, front HDD fan with Blue LED and a side fan with a controller connected to a LED light that changes from bright to light depending on the fan speed. Few of many other features include front side steel mesh bays with anti-dust filters, option for additional side fan and support for CPU Coolers up to 162mm.
Another new product is our final family member of the CNPS10X series, CNPS10X Performa. It is also installed in our Z7 Plus system at Zalman Suite. Our new back plate that only came with the Flex will now be included in the Performa, it supports dual 120mm fan with one fan already included in the package, rippled aluminum fins for better airflow and cooling and it will be compatible with 180mm wide cases.
Last but not least, Zalman is launching VF3000 series VGA cooler. The VF3000 series will come in two different versions; one for the ATI graphics card and the other for the NVIDIA graphics card. The high-capacity 92mm dual fan will keep the graphics card cool and the switch noise-free will keep the cooler to a minimum noise level.
We have setup a meeting with Zalman, more soon.
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